A resident doctor at Sion Hospital was allegedly assaulted on Saturday by the relatives of a patient who died a few hours after being admitted.A resident doctor in Dhule civil hospital was brutally attacked when he suggested a patient brought with head injury be taken to another hospital since they lacked neurosurgeon’s expertise. Forty-nine doctors have been attacked in Maharashtra alone since 2015. There is even an online petition in change.org seeking safe work environment for doctors. Doctors in Maharashtra launched a state-wide protest since the Sion Hospital incident and they’ve been getting support from their medical fraternity across the nation.As doctors were on mass leave, thousands of patients at public hospitals are inconvinienced. Surgeries were cancelled, several patients were turned away from Out Patient Departments (OPD) and only emergency cases are being handled.